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15/12/2013 at 09:00
Does anyone know, is it due to our weird weather this last year that I have no berries on my normally abundant cotoneaster? The blackbirds are going to be very hungry as they love them.
15/12/2013 at 09:08

I've seen lots of cotoneaster covered with berries this autumn, and already being polished off by the blackbirds.  Did yours flower this year? 

15/12/2013 at 09:32

Mine is laden this year too - sorry, that doesn't help much

15/12/2013 at 09:35

C. frigidus is my least flowering/berrying cotoneaster every year.

I think 'Cornubia' is a hybrid or cultivar of this and never fails to perform.

Fortunately there are enough C. lacteus berries to supply the birds as well 

15/12/2013 at 09:53
Thats another odd thing. There was plenty of blossom in spring. It's still got about a third of it's leaves on too. I hope it's not on it's way out, it'll leave a big hole in my border!
16/12/2013 at 15:18

Maybe the flowers got damaged by frost

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